Update (May 9): Feig has posted a statement clarifying his comments, which were made during an interview conducted in February 2015.
Director Paul Feig has had just about enough of the vitriol directed at his upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, which has the most-disliked movie trailer in YouTube history.
“Geek culture is home to some of the biggest assholes I’ve ever met in my life,” the filmmaker told the New York Daily News. “Especially after being attacked by them for months because of this ‘Ghostbusters’ project.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Feig has fired back at those who have (fairly viciously) attacked the Sony Pictures film, and its stars, online. In September, the director took to Twitter to respond to some of the harshest critics directly, asserting that “[‘Ghostbusters’] is a positive force” before he finally “hit the wall of haters” and resorted to profanity.
“I don’t care what shape or size or color or anything they are,” Feig told the Daily News, referring to the film’s stars. “I live or die on what things are funny and whether or not people will be entertained by them.” He added that he’s simply attempting to “tell a story you haven’t seen before. Or tell a story you’ve seen before, but in a way you haven’t seen it.”
Opening July 15, “Ghostbusters” stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
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